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CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 3:51pm EDT
, the national security and job protection bill would require that the president of the united states submit to congress a legislative proposal to replace e sequester with an alternative no no ter than october 15 of this year. up until this point we have seen absolutely no leadership, no plan to fix this sequester problem. but yet there's strong bipartisan agreement that the sequester, as it is right now, is bad policy and should be reprioritized. once again, the president has failed to lead in this area, failed to put forward a credible response, failed to put together a legislative proposal and the senate has failed as well. the result is that less than 100 days we will see reductions that our very own secretary patta will hallow out our armed forces and make arbitrary, totally arbitrar reductions in other spending programs. not only has the president failedo lead in this area, he's failed to put forward a plan, but the president has also failed -- and this is important -- to submit to congress a report as law requires him to do so detailing specifically how this administration would imple
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> let me ask you about your life since 1975 first. when did you come to the united states? under what circumstances? >> i came first to. why? i stay as a refugee, like other vietnamese refugees. i stayed in camp pendleton for two months. >> california. >> yeah, in california. and then after that, i joined my family here in fair tax, virginia. so we live here for one year. and then one day i was invited by television, you know, showdown l.a., los angeles. so while in l.a., i met with some vietnamese friend. and then they convinced me that california have a better climate and whatever for me. so we decide to move down there in 1 1976. >> where do you live? >> well, we move around. first, we bought a house in huntington beach. with the money i make from the book. and from the speaking tour. i remember it was only $110,000 at that time, four-bedroom, nice house. i only had to put 10%, $12,000. and then i left huntington beach and then go to live in hong kong for almost three years. >> what years were those? >> 1988 to 1991. and then when i come back to america, we go to seattle for one ye
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
been -- had, done, which is to explain her strong connection to the united states. has not only has she been to this country five times -- 11 times, excuse me, five of them on private holidays, the most vacation time she has ever spent anywhere outside her privateutsi estate, some of her closestv friends are americans which may be one of the biggest surprises. she is also known -- she has also known every president from harry truman to barack obama with the exception of lyndonm johnson who tried but fail today meet her. i remember being impressed whenr an official at the american embassy in london told me that during the memorial service att st. paul's cathedral after the 9/11 attacks, the queen sang every single word of the american national anthem. and i would betsi that therem. aren't any presidents who canh sing all the words to "god save the queen." since we are here today on the national mall, i thought i woul focus on the queen's fondness ml for this country and its people, pote little known and well known, and in so doingnown illuminate corners of her life that can help you unde
FOX News
Sep 14, 2012 3:00am PDT
. >> what happened to this middle east. >> i came here to cairo to seek a new between the united states and muslims. one based on mutual interest and respect. >> eric: did playing nice make our problems worse. >>> and the new plan to fix our economy. "fox and friends" starts right now. >> gretchen: fox news alert we are showing you live pictures from cairo, egypt, another day of chaos as riulent protest are spreading now. four people have been taken into custody for the horrific attack that took the lives of americans in sir yampt including the ambassador stevens and two navy seals. >> brian: they are doing the investigation amid other reports according to the independent newspaper in london that warnings were given 48 hours prior that violence could be coming to the consolate and our embassy. we did nothing to the defense. that was refuted by the nid. >> eric: but the embassy in libya put out statements prior to the attack. the statements were put out and the attacks would end up in the as a result of four people killed. and there was a knowledge in advance of the protest and you have
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
for this is the books are conceived as a history of the united states sort of as told through biographies and i was looking for a woman subject for one of these and in fact i found one but my publisher wouldn't let me do it. can you guess what woman i was looking for and found? eleanor roosevelt. i mean, just the fact that it's a very short list of women who played a large role in american public life on whom i can hang a tale of four or five decades of american history. women have had of course their roles in private life but it is in the nature of private life it usually doesn't survive in the historical record. why did people start saving the letters of eleanor roosevelt? because she was important. do your correspondence save your letters that you write to them and then do they deposit them in the local historical society? well, maybe, and if they do you will become, can i use my words adviseably, here, you will become literally immortal. you will become immortal in letters because future historians will find those letters. they will say ah, that is what life was like at the beginning of the
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 2:00pm PDT
states. let's watch. >> there is not a liberal america and a conservative america. there is the united states of america. there is not a black america and a white america. and latino america and asian america. there's the united states of america. the pundits, the pundits like to slice our country into red states and blue states, red states for republicans, blue states for democrats, but i've got news for them too. we worship an awesome god in the blue states and we don't like federal agents poking around in our libraries in the red states. we coach little league in the blue states and yes, we've got some gay friends in the red states. there are patriots who oppose the war in iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in iraq. we are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the united states of america. >> wow. you know, governor, i'll call you bill, known you forever, i was with a crowd, african-american crowd in a tough neighborhood north philly before the election in 2008, it's a tough crowd, tough neighborhood. they needed a lot
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
this is that the original stevensons--there were seven brothers, who came to the united states in the 18th century so when they multiply, then you have legions and legions of stevensons who live all across the country now. c-span: where did they come from? >> guest: well, they came originally from scotland, from the lowlands in scotland and life got pretty dour and tough over there so then they went to scotland--excuse me, to ireland, and they're part of this big migration that comes to the united states in the 18th century; comes into pennsylvania and then works its way by means of the great philadelphia road down into the south. and each generation moves on. i mean, this is a really american story, this scots-irish migration. and then these people in turn populate areas of the south. and in a critical decision for the stevensons when they were living in kentucky, they chose to move into the free state of illinois. and, of course, their family history would have been entirely different had they stayed in the south, or even gone farther west into slave-holding states. c-span: what are we seeing right here
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
first. so of not red or blue states, what the united states. i no they're not that many football fans here today. my first story about president obama has to do with football. he was the last interview that i did for my book. i interviewed three andrew and 50 people will for him and traveled the world. i thought about what i would -- how i would break the ice with him for a long time. i remembered that he is a bears fan than i am a pakistan and that two years ago when the packers played the bears in the nfc championship game president obama announced that if the bears won he was going to the super bowl. the packers won. and the star player on the packers after the game got up on the table of the jesse berman said, president obama will come see us, but we're right to go see him at his house meeting if you win the super bowl you to visit the white house. this was their star quarterback, so when i finally got my interview with president obama and shook his hand and said, mr. president, charles got here before me, but i'm glad we both finally made it. he said, yeah, man, those packers wer
NBC
Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in the united states in thailand. 300 people protested in front of the u.s. embassy in bangkok. many yelling down with america and god is great. the government condemned the film had nothing to do with it and many websites are restricting access to the video or blocking it all together. >>> protests over that video also raised in other parts of the muslim world. in india, demonstrators stomped on the american flag and set cop cars on fire. >> in pakistan, they tore down a billboard and clashed with police outside the u.s. consulate. but the protest turned deadly in afghanistan. a suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives. an islamic militant group said the attack was revenge for the film. u.s. officials are urging world leaders to speak out against the incident. >> we can all condemn this reprehensible video, but it should never be an excuse for violence. >> a branch of al-qaeda is calling for those protests to continue and egyptian prosecutors are issuing arrests for people linked to the film's production, including people here in the united states. >>> coming up, we're going to sho
CNN
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
, perhaps even the first latino president of the united states. he knows full well why he was picked to give this speech. in his words he said, i'm young, and i'm hispanic. >> hey, everybody. i'm julian castro. >> reporter: first thing you need to know, it's pronounced julian castro. the j is silent. not julian. but even if you get the spanish wrong, don't worry. san antonio's mayor has never mastered spanish either. >> i understand it better than i speak it. i grew up in my household with my mother and grandmother mostly speaking english. i understand it, but speaking it back is always the challenge. >> reporter: julian castro's grandmother immigrated from mexico and worked in the chicano movement in san antonio. from the humble beginnings, julian and his twin brother went on to stanford university and harvard law school. now he is a rising star in the democratic party, tapped to give the keynote speech at the democratic convention, the same speech an unknown barack obama gave at the convention in 2004. >> you get talked about as someone who could be the first hispanic governor of texas. so
FOX News
Sep 8, 2012 1:00pm PDT
and also the united states congress weighed in asking for them to honor and allowing for freedom have religion. in the past couple of hours he was convicted of a much lower crime, that is evangelical actions toward fellow muslims. he was released for time served. we have to put that in larger context in terms of nuclear program and delicate game between diplomatic chess, israel and also iran. we're in the middle of september right now. just a couple weeks away from the u.n. general assembly. typically in september iran makes a gesture to show leniency. last year the u.s. hikers were released. this year they are releasing him although it seems a very, very small gesture for the amount of pressure the iranian president is going to be under when he goes to new york in a couple of weeks. >> heather: thank you very much leland. >> gregg: presidential race is kicking into high gear with the final campaign battles set to begin. president obama is in florida looking to pick up the state's treasure trove of 29 electoral votes. any moment he is xooptd to take the stage. ed henry is traveling wi
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a punch line. >> my opponent is new to foreign policy. you may not be ready if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. if you can't afford to start a business or go to college, take my opponent's ad
NBC
Sep 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, and that return long. he won the gold medal in london and today he wins the united states open. >> one of the more popular people in great britain, since the last royal wedding. he is top of his world. the orioles resume and they will host the tampa bay raise. the only game out of first place, what is shaping up as a magical september. >> he needed it. tonight, regrouping and facing it for tomorrow. >> will let you know of the weather looks like the highlight for the raven's tonight. ?o?o?oçoíc';woçwk1 >> we have had an unbelievable weather. wednesday, thursday, it looks beautiful. next, a chance of any showers and storms saturday evening. it is tough to see how that works in here. a round of the midlantic. game, it doesn't get a whole lot better. >> you are getting poetic tonight. >> that is all for love and news tonight. "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet's pads are better than ever. now they have the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser so you don't have to get down on your hands and knees to scrub away tough, dried-on stains. hey, do you guys
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 11:35pm EDT
the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with terry moran. >> in the health conscious supersize me era, it's common knowledge that fast food can be bad for your health and your waistline, but today, bad news for those who believe ka lotter ignorance is bliss, as mcdonald's announces that calorie counts are going to be posted on their menus nationwide. so, abc's dan harris decided to hit the golden arches and see how a little menu math might change the way americans chow down. >> reporter: americans spend $100 billion a year on fast food. we consume three burgers a week on average. so, will we start making healthier choices once mcdonald's starts posting how many calories are in its meals, as they've just announced they will do beginning next week? this put us in the mood to do an experiment. step one, i'm going to go in this mcdonald's
NBC
Sep 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. there are no crowd. and you are going to find great bargains. and many destinations, not just here in the united states, but even in the caribbean, and in europe. >> reporter: in london, for example, hotels are 60% cheaper than they were during the olympics. >> we have got all of this hotel build-up in london. that is now empty. so the crowd are gone. lot of empty rooms. a lot of good deals. >> reporter: the prices at domestic destinations drop dramatically after this weekend. >> places like colorado, the theme park destinations, even some of the city destinations, like chicago and d.c. >> reporter: even in hawaii, luxury hotels and resorts will be charging rates 40% lower than what they were just last week. airfares went be dropping much before october. but the lower cost of everything else can offset that. in places where there is still a month of summer left. >> still have excellent weather in that first couple of weeks of september. pricing is so much better. >> experts say, post labor day travel may be more attractively priced this year, due to the unstable economy. chris clackum, nbc news.
FOX
Sep 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the ability of terrorists to come to the united states can be a very effective tool because it essentially eliminates their ability to plan or carry out a tack. >> reporter: more than a decade after the worst terrorist attacks on u.s. soil the u.s. has made progress but is aware that threats remain. >> we dealt them a heavy blow, and we will continue to fight this in yemen, in somalia, in north africa, wherever they go, to make sure they have noplace to hide. >> reporter: leon panetta says al-qaida has been decimated. osama bin laden was killed in a raid by navy seals, and monday the terror group confirmed its second in command was killed by a drone strike in june. >> they're probably not capable of a mass strike in the u.s. but it doesn't mean they aren't capable of lower threshold lower casualty attacks that are frankly more difficult for us to prevent. >> reporter: as for continuing health threats the government announced some 50 types of cancers will be added to the list of illnesses covered by the fund set up to help 9/11 survivors and first responders. >>> d.c. council member mary sh
CBS
Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
police reportedly fired on thousands of demonstrators outside the united states embassy. there were also protests outside the german and british embassies in that nation as well. >>> a virginia man convicted in a suicide plot to blow up the capitol learned his punishment today. amin al kalifi of alexandria was sentenced to 30 years in prison. the 29-year-old man was arrested last february with what he thought was an automatic weapon and an explosive laden suicide vest. they were fakes provided by fbi. >>> classes are back in session at two universities tonight after some eerily similar threats. the first came this morning at the university of texas at austin. a man called claiming to have planted bombs all over campus. there was also a bomb threat at north dakota state university. tonight the fbi is trying to figure out if they are related. >>> at valparaiso university in indiana is tightening security after threatening graffiti, but no word if that is related tonight. >>> new information about the former bus driver accused of ramming a school bus into an employee lounge in accokeek bac
NBC
Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
was one of those people who dedicated his life to reconciliation between the arab and the united states. he was a peace corps volunteer. he joined the foreign service and obviously committed his life to not only reconstruction and rehabilitation of arab societies, but also focused on libya quite a bit. >> in speaking to americans, and muslims today throughout the washington area, we heard the same message over and over. they hope that the assassination of ambassador stevens does not derail the partnership between the united states and the new libya. wendy and jim? >> christ gordon, thank you. we will be continuing to follow this story. we'll have more on the deadly attacks. the violent protest in the middle east, and there is also new reaction to this. you can also stay up to date on nbcwashington.com. >>> for the second time in three weeks, prince george's county is dealing tonight with the murder of a high school student. both crimes remain unsolved. pat collins joins us from capitol heights. pat? >> reporter: jim, one killed in her home, another killed walking to school. two teenager
FOX
Sep 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
in september since west nile virus was first detected in the united states in 1999. >> the cdc says the number of deaths from the mosquito born disease has spiked 32% since last week, rising from 66 to 87. the lone star state continues to lead the nation with at least 888 reported cases and 35 deaths according to the cdc, but officials with the texas department of state health services say their figures show those numbers to be higher, with 1,013 reported cases and 40 deaths. the west nile virus has been detected in 48 states with human cases reported in 44. cdc officials say figuring out why this year has been so bad is no easy task. >> we really don't know at this point in time what factors may have contributed to this outbreak. we think it is weather related. why it occurred in dallas more than other areas is a matter of speculation at this point. and it's one of the things that we are going to be looking at very carefully when all is said and done at the end of the season. >> the worst year ever for a west nile outbreak was in 2008. with 9800 cases reported nationwide and 264 deaths. in a
FOX
Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
i did in a setting like that. >> when you're president of the united states, you are president of all the people. not just the people who voted for you. >> that tape was secretly recorded during a fund-raiser at a private home in boca raton. supporters payed $50,000 to attend. it came to light after an opposition researcher tracked down the person who shot and it broker the tape's release to the liberal magazine mother jones. the researcher is the grandson of former president jimmy carter. >>> there is a dramatic shift in the latest poll for the critical swing state of virginia. a new "washington post" survey out today shows president obama with a clear lead. the poll of more than 800 likely voters finds the president with an eight-point lead over mitt romney. the president is holding the campaign rally at the stadium in wood bridge. it is free but advance tickets are required. ticket pick-up began this morning at the stadium and at the president's campaign offices in wood bridge and manassas. a steady stream of people showed up for their chance to see the president on friday.
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 12:00am EDT
created a robot smart enough to be president of the united states. that's him. see, because he lacks expression. yeah. we have some very special guests on the show tonight their names are simon cowell and britney spears. "the x factor" premiered tonight on fox. there's rumors simon will hire khloe kardashian to be the coast of the show. that's not happening not on my watch. i don't wear a watch. but it's not happening if i did. and we'll play the newlywed game with simon and britney to she how much they know about each other. >>> are you familiar with the restaurant mcdone old's they've announced starting next week they'll post calorie counts for all their menu items on the menu. i feel people see those numbers and think it's a contest for whoever eats the most calories wins nine-piece mcnuggets or something like that. mcdonalds say they're doing it so customers can make health conscious decisions when they eat. they are eating mcdonald's. how health conscious could they be. the mayor of their town has a cheeseburger for a face. at that point. you throw health conscious out of the wi
CBS
Sep 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the united states in a very dangerous place because these demonstrations that we saw in benghazi and we saw in cairo we had demonstrations , very serious demonstrations in tunisia today, there were very strong demonstrations in yemen yesterday. we've had to send marines in there. we're also sending marines in to -- not large numbers -- but marines into libya. how far this thing is going to go and how long this is going to last, that's the thing that really concerns i think our foreign policy experts right now and you're right. it's what we're going to focus on sunday on face the nation. it's just you can't say yet how serious this is and how much deeper this is going to go. >> we'll hope the answer to that is not very serious and not too much deeper. bob, thank you so much. >> hope so. >>> well, medal or no medal everybody was a winner at the white house today. president obama saluted team america at the executive mansion. every olympic and paralympic athlete got a hands on congrats from the president himself. the first lady and vice president joe biden were also on hand for the celebration
FOX
Sep 10, 2012 10:00pm EDT
- dianave moffattt)) 20:09-20:21 "they did their part to represent the state of maryland the united states.. show our appreciate for what they id."to foreign fans... (((mos - italian guy - ben colitti )))19::1-19:29 "he's famous around the world, especially in italy... he's a legend for us."michael insists... he's ready to retire....14:52:51 "i dii everrthinggexactly how i wanted to do it.. and i'm done."but before he hangs up his speedos... he made sure to viiit his sponsors - at under armour...14:45:17 "we share this great city and we share a committment to traaniig."... who've supported himm.. race after race... on the olympic stage....and beyond...14:48:20 "it's been a long career. it's been a great career and a lot oo great memories." michael answered questions about everything frrm his diet... to his diary. yes, he's kept a journal of olympic memories, he says.by the way - he's not he only maryyand olympian to compete in london. athletes in the sports of ssiling, rowing... and cycling... were also celebrated today in baltimore. live from locust point... melinda roeder... fox 45 ne
NBC
Sep 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, the biggest american hall had an olympics not held in the united states. maryland athletes have a standout year as well. he did not just mention michael phelps. katie lecky also got a special shot out. and she may have been swimming in london, but she still had to finish a summer assignment for her high school english class. there she is. [applause] >> there you go. that is pretty cool. also at today's event, the athletes presented the president and first lady with an american flag that was carried by the u.s. team during this year's opening ceremonies in london. >> covering the nation today, classes are cancelled for a fifth day for chicago school students, but both sides of the teachers' strike say they are closer to getting a deal. the new hope emerged thursday after days of sometimes contentious meetings between the teachers' union in chicago and the city school board. the union which represents nearly 30,000 chicago teachers says both sides are near an agreement on pay but are far apart on teacher evaluations, benefits, and other issues. both sides say they hope kids can return to sch
NBC
Sep 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
in the united states but even in the caribbean and in europe. >> reporter: in london, for example, hotels are 60% cheaper than they were during the olympics. >> we've got all of this hotel buildup in london that is now empty. the crowds are gone. a lot of empty rooms and good deals. >> reporter: the prices at domestic destinations also drop dramatically after this weekend. >> places like colorado. the theme park destinations even some of the city destinations like chicago and d.c." >> reporter: even in hawaii, luxury hotels and resorts will be charging rates 40% lower than what they were just last week. airfares won't be dropping much before october, but the lower cost of everything else can offset that in places where there's still a month of summer left. >> still have excellent weather in that first couple of weeks of september but the pricing is just so much better. >> reporter: experts say post-labor day travel may be more attractively priced this year due to the unstable economy. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> all right. >> yeah. and of course, you know, time to wait, after labor day. a lot o
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 12:00am EDT
here in the united states, we call the police and authorities to come take -- this guy, instead, decided to punch him in the face eight times and another guy, hey, let me get in on that. and i'll punch him a few times, too. and then just to make sure, a little bit more punching, and in the stomach, and that's -- that's how they play punch buggy in russia. [ applause ] today was a day of much rejoicing for parents. today is the day which most american kids went back to school. and i hated the first day of school. i really did. i tell kids now, i know it's scary, i know it's a lot of fun. try to think of it not in terms of homework or mean teachers, think of it as an opportunity which you can pose with people for facebook pictures. there are fewer bullies to take your lunch money than when we were kids. which i think is why our kids are so fat. they're eating too much lunch. i thought this was interesting. i don't know if this was a sign of the times or what, apparently, kids are delaying their back-to-school clothes shopping to see what the other kids are wearing. how does that w
NBC
Sep 16, 2012 5:00am EDT
own that home. i'm a taxpayer and i'm a united states citizen. >> when 62-year-old brenda lucas doesn't stay with family or friends, she calls this tent home, camping here with few comfort with a place to cook and a place to lie down. she doesn't want to give up on the place she's called home since 1969. >> i didn't want to be a burden on other people. >> lucas had a house on this land on beaumont street but in february of 2011, someone set fire to her home. >> attempted to open the door to the first level and there i saw a column of fire at the front and i just watched my life go up in flames. >> the baltimore fire department ruled the cause of the fire arson. lucas, her daughter and two grandchildren made it out of the house alive. lucas had to be hospitalized for several days for smoke inhalation and minor burns. she has recovered but what has happened since the fire continues to be an open wound for lucas. >> i needed help from wherever it could come. i needed everything. i stood in need of everything because i had lost everything and i said i don't want the city to just level my
NBC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
from the olympics if you will, the tour gymnastic champions, a three-month tour across the united states kicking off saturday, members of not just the women's but the men's team as well. we've got john and good morning to you guys again. i'm just -- what is it like emotionally to spend that time prepping for london. you compete, now you're back. it's kind of like now what? >> it's just a big emotional roller coaster. you try to get prepare forward the biggest moment of your entire life, you get there, it happens, it's over. it's a whirl wind. and i guess try to soak it in as much as possible. now we get to do the really fun kind of the rewarding side and enjoy the tour. >> what's the next three months like? from a competitor point of view. >> for the next three months as a competitor it's a lot of stress off of us. we get to have fun and be exciting and really get to wow the audience. just have fun. >> 2 1/2 hour show, you show a lot of the same skills we're familiar with but different in what respect? >> you're going to see a lot that we do at the games, some new things but a lot
NBC
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
and go. >> reporter: if the united states hasn't won the heart and mind of this 15-year-old, what about the rest of afghans? >> richard, the fact that a generation is now coming of age post-taliban, is that in itself the best defense of the taliban coming back into power, folks who would stand firm? >> maybe not. the taliban is an armed group. these schoolgirls are not going to fight against the taliban. they are all very worried about what is going to happen in this country. and we've spoken to politicians, political analysts, and they think after these troops leave that there could be a civil war in this country, and many afghans now don't remember 9/11. they just remember ten years of war. and they're asking themselves why? why did this happen? why did we have to have all of this war for ten years? >> 300,000 afghan troops, local police, national police have been trained. the strategy to get these folks home is to turn it over to afghan troops. questions about readiness and supplies and that sort of thing. but are they fighting an enemy who has an organization -- are the taliban frag
NBC
Sep 21, 2012 12:35am EDT
, within a half an hour, it was a trending topic in the united states, which is awesome. so, thank you for the tweets, you guys. [ cheers and applause ] so now, i thought i'd share some of my favorite, "i used to think" tweets from you guys. here we go. this first one is from @onedsheeranlove. she says, "i used to think an adam's apple was just a piece of apple that got caught in a guy's throat." [ laughter ] this one's from @gaylesharon. she said, "i used to think ellen degeneres was called 'ellen the generous' because she was so generous." [ laughter ] she is very generous. >> steve: she's a very generous person. i thought that too. yeah. she is. >> jimmy: "ellen the generous." [ light laughter ] this one's from @ticktokrobotsnot. [ laughter ] he says, "i used to think the asterisk on the phone's dialing pad was a snowflake my parents used to call santa and tell him when i was being naughty." [ laughter ] got him on speed dial. >> steve: that's a good one. >> jimmy: i'm into snowflakes. >> steve:[ imitating santa ] "hello?" >> jimmy: "hello-ho-ho." >> steve: "is robot snot being bad
CNN
Sep 29, 2012 11:00am PDT
to mitt romney recently on the campaign trail. >> he's president of the united states, he's a very effective speaker. >> he's a very eloquent speaker, and so i'm sure in the debates, as last time in his debates with senator mccain, he'll be very eloquent. >> it's not only mitt romney and his campaign playing the game. so is the obama campaign. >> what history tells us, that challengers normally win the first debate. just by the fact that they're standing on the stage with the president. that elevates them, and they normally come into these things as underdogs. we're coming into this debate very realistic. mitt romney is likely to win if he plays his cards right. >> making those comments on piers morgan. what's the idea, try to bring down your candidate, lower the bar, so if your candidate does better, it's considered a big victory. how much are americans paying attention to that? what they want to hear is what they'll do to make the country better. >> thanks so much, paul. the first presidential debate starting wednesday night, october 3rd. watch it live at 7:00 eastern time right
NBC
Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person? well, one pizza shop owner in florida got a little excited when he met president obama, gave him a bear hug and then lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? by the way, he's a republican. we'll talk to him this morning about what he was thinking. >> i think he did clear it with secret service, which is probably a good thing. all this week, matt, natalie and al and i will take a turn choosing the music for this show, call it the soundtrack of our lives. >> right. >> put a lot of thoug into this. a lot of anxiety. >> today is yours. >> today it my day. >> good news for carpenters fans. >> but let's begin with that breaking news. public school teachers going out in strike or on strike in chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i'm outside the ray elementary school here in chicago where for the first time in 25 years chicago's teachers have gone on strike. this, after a frantic weekend of negotiations that went right down to th
NBC
Sep 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
east, the horn of africa over the last couple of weeks, protests against the united states. what is behind what seems to be this new wave of anti-americanism, in your opinion? >> well, i think, you know, if i can say one thing about america and the way it's viewed in this part of the world. i've just come back from my 88th visit to the middle east since leaving office. if i were you in america, i would not worry about being loved. that's not your role in the world, right? your role is to be strong and you are strong. what you have to understand in these circumstances there's two groups struggling for what's going on in the world. you have anti-american protesters burning the flag, saying terrible things and killing american people and you also have in libya, for example, after the tragic death of your ambassador there, thousands of people coming out protesting against the killers and demanding action taken against them so, you know, in the end, you've got to see this as a long struggle in which we've got to be on the side of the decent people, and there are decent people out ther
FOX
Sep 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
, no word on a suspect or a motive. >>> mosquitos are killing more people now in the united states. new numbers from the cdc show the number of cases of west nile virus shot up 25% in the past week to nearly 2,000. 87 people have died from the infection this year. texas has been the hardest hit but no new cases were reported in the district, maryland or virginia. >>> hurricane isaac is long gone, but strong waved stirred up tar balls that were left over from the massive bp oil spill in 2010 forcing beaches in louisiana to close this morning. the tar balls are showing up in parts of the gulf coast that previously appeared to be clean. >>> we have some sad news to report this morning from the world of sports. former baltimore ravens owner art modell has died. his son david says he passed away at 4 a.m. at johns hopkins hospital this morning. modell had been hospitalized for organ failure. he bought the cleveland browns in 1961 and moved the teambaltimore in 1996 -- team to baltimore in 1996. this is the front page of the ravens' website this morning with a tribute to modell. his son was a
ABC
Sep 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
to strike in the united states. they didn't do enough. in the sense, this book is a warning document. we're right back in the problem. and this can affect everyone in a very serious way. >> but as you know, a lot of your critics have said, the president was facing an implacable foe. the republicans on a crusade. what should voters take away? we're only 56 days away. you studied this for a couple of years. what should voters take away going to the polls? >> they can look at it. people have read it the other way and said, the republicans are a brick wall, which they are. and it's really hard to get around them. but you know, world war ii was hard to win. but president roosevelt made sure that we won it. and that's what presidents are there for. and it depends on how high you're going to raise the bar and what your level of expectation is. and i think the public should have the highest expectation of their leaders. >> bob woodward, "the price of politics" goes on sale today. amy? >> george, thank you. >>> now, to the stunning survival story. a 19-year-old fisherman stranded at sea over a da
ABC
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
for president of the united states! >> reporter: overnight, abc news confirming reports by politico that there were several versions of romney's prime time speech. several writers asked to help craft it and that the work is largely unused. stu stevens wrote the version romney delivered. afghanistan reportedly in one of the earlier drafts left out. overnight, that add vooizer stu stevens telling me speeches go through a lot of editing. and asked if he would put afghanistan back in the speech if he had a do-over, i don't think it would matter. and with this defining moment in the convention, stevens said it was powerful. perhaps, one of the biggest hurdles still facing romney is the likability. "saturday night live" opening sketch. >> our campaign has a secret weapon. and that secret weapon is speaking right now in tulsa, oklahoma. >> hello, i'm mitt romney. [ laughter ] and i understand the hardships facing ordinary americans. for example, this morning, one of my horses failed to medal at the olympics so i know hardships. >> reporter: with appearances like this with "live with kelly
ABC
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
the president as inept. >> the president of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he says he can't change it from the inside. >> reporter: but at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. the president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch, for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government dependent victims. >> when you express an attitude that half the country conside itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: on radio late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. but the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. and also, up to
NBC
Sep 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
in the united states. the council for economic research ranked 300 cities coast-to-coast. i was not surprised to see honolulu on this list of number three. >> number three, that's right. they based these numbers on the cost of consumer services from grocery items to housing, health care, transportation. san francisco also on the list at number four. not surprising considering housing is scares there. >> look at that. >> san jose not far behind. but number one on the list, manhattan. i don't think that's a surprise to anyone. what's interesting how they break out the boroughs, brooklyn, queens in the top ten. >> it's been like this for a while and people keeping moving here in tiny apartments for $5 million. >> no escape anywhere in new york you go. >> least expensive place to live, harlyn again, texas, comes in as least expensive, memphis, tennessee, mcallen, texas, a lot of texas towns. >> that's all in the south which you're seeing a lot of businesses move, especially to atlanta, for example, which isn't on the list, but texas, my home state temple, texas, not far from where i was born didn
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